Draft Sailing Instructions

Draft Sailing Instructions


The draft Sailing Instructions are available to view here:

Merlin SIs v3.1[1706] 170710

Please send any queries or comments on these draft SIs to ism3555@outlook.com.

The final version of the Sailing Instructions will be displayed in the Merlin Rocket Race Office, Plas Heli from 09.00 Saturday 12th August.

If entrants require a personal copy of the SIs, please contact the Race Office at Registration.

Leeward gate marks – which way do I go?

We plan to use a leeward gate for some of the championship courses this summer – it was something that was used effectively and proved popular at the recent Pwllheli open meeting – please see the proposed course diagram on the right.

For those of you that aren’t used to having a leeward gate, here’s a link to give you something else to think about http://crya.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Downwind-Gate-Rev-2.pdf

You can ignore the advice on overlapping zones at gatemarks as we will be using a separation of approx. 10 boat lengths.

You may want to have a look at the implications of Rule 18.4 . This rule (Gybing) does NOT apply at gatemarks.